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Is it der, die oder das Feinheit?


The correct article in German of Feinheit is die. So it is die Feinheit! (nominative case)

The word Feinheit is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Feinheit?

How does the declension of Feinheit work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative die Feinheit die Feinheiten
Genitive der Feinheit der Feinheiten
Dative der Feinheit den Feinheiten
Akkusative die Feinheit die Feinheiten

What is the meaning of Feinheit in German?

Feinheit has various definitions in German:

[1] No plural: fine nature of a substance, a structure

[1] kein Plural: feine Beschaffenheit eines Stoffes, einer Struktur

[2] Small details, for example on art objects

[2] kleine Einzelheiten, zum Beispiel an Kunstgegenständen

[3] No plural: alleged or actual refusal

[3] kein Plural: angebliche oder tatsächliche Vornehmheit

How to use Feinheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Feinheit with translations in English.

[1] Die Feinheit des Möbelstückes ist beachtlich.

[1] The fineness of the piece of furniture is remarkable

[2] Schau mal, mit welchen Feinheiten das Dach verziert ist!

[2] Look at the subtleties with which the roof is decorated

[2] „An den letzten Feinheiten von Design und Abstimmung wird gerade gearbeitet.“

[2] "The last subtleties of design and coordination are currently being worked on"

[3] Die Feinheit meiner neuen Kollegen ist anstrengend für mich.

[3] The delicacy of my new colleagues is exhausting for me

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